"The Alien Revolution"
Countdown #57, March 18, 1972
Art: Malcolm Stokes
The aliens target a new SHADO base under
construction in the Gulf of Mexico.
Read the story summary at Technodelic
This is a 6-page, self-contained story in
Countdown #57, March 18, 1972.
The story depicts what seems to be a violent guerilla movement
against the government of Mexico, possibly centered in the state of
Veracruz. I am aware of no such movement in the real world during
the early 1970s when this story was written, and not in the 1980s
when this story would take place. In the UFO universe, it
may be a different situation entirely.
On page 1 of the story, SHADO is said to be constructing a
new base under the guise of a new oil-drilling rig in the
Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Galveston, Texas. It
includes buildings under the ocean floor.
Also on page 1 of the story, some Mexican revolutionaries
are said to be gathering in the foothills near Veracruz.
This is the most populous city (formally Heroica Veracruz)
in the Mexican state of Veracruz. One of the revolutionaries
remarks that their army is massing in Tampico; this is a
city on the gulf in the state of Tamaulipas.
On page 2 of the story, Commander Straker is said to be in
Wichita. This is a city in the U.S. state of Kansas.
On page 3 of the story, the remaining revolutionaries at the
port flee along the Cordoba road, hoping to lose the
Federales in the hills. Cordoba is a city in Mexico, about
70 miles from
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